This is a follow up question of that one, that I asked a year ago when FormBuilder was not as advanced as today. There was no easy solution, now there is almost one, so a big thx and congrats to the FormBuilder developpers :)

Our use case is probably very common : a form where a parent can fill in his own data and the data of his two children, with "parent of / child of" relationships.

We would like the names and data of the parent and related children to be auto-filled, if already present in Civicrm, and this is where we are failing for the second child.

  • Parent autofill : ok
  • Child 1 autofill : ok
  • Child 2 autofill : NOT ok, it is autofilled with the data of Child 1 :(


This form seems to work as expected to create new parent and children from a blank form

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Then we use the email token in Civimail, so that existing Parents can update their data and children.The email token is {afform.afformTestLink}

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Autofill is working ok for the parent, and one child

For Parent1 :

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For Child 1: "child of / current user" enter image description here

For Child 2: same as child 1, although the parent as 2 different children already related to him in civicrm

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child 2 is autofilled with the same data as child 1 :(

2 Answers 2


Well articulated question! I noticed in your screenshot that you have 2 child entities on the form. They are both being filled in the same way, so they both get the same result. Not what you want, but I understand why the computer would do that 🤖.

I think you might get your desired result if you only have 1 child entity on the form, and make it a repeating entity. If you still want a maximum of 2 you can configure a limit to the repeat setting.


The answer of @Coleman above was perfect, I could even do more than expected. Detailed solution below.

Tabs in the form :

  • parents
  • related children
  • relationship

Related children are autofilled as "Child of current user", and made a repeating entity

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Parents are autofilled as "Parent of related children", and also repeating entity. With this trick, we get the data of the other parent :)

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